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We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.Learn More
Maltreated adolescents involved with the child welfare system have typically been exposed to a host of early adverse experiences. Consequently, the rates of alcohol use and abuse are significantly elevated among these adolescents.Learn More
Ashli J. Sheidow, Ph.D.
Dr. Sheidow researches treatments for mental health and substance abuse problems in adolescents and emerging adults, particularly those who have co-occurring problems. She’s also focused on effective dissemination of evidence-based practices, in particular training practices for community-based counselors.Learn More
Many Men’s Drinking Increases in Their 30’s, Study Shows
The study, “Growth, Persistence, and Desistance of Alcohol Use for At-Risk Men in Their 30s” was published online in Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. The study was supported by funds from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The team of scientists, led by Senior Scientist Dr. Deborah Capaldi, studied approximately 200 men and their partners over 20 years and a particularly interesting finding was that, whereas wife or partner heavy drinking may effect men’s drinking, drunkenness of the men’s friends was a stronger predictor. This indicates that peer influence, thought to wane as men mature, may still be strong in their 30s.Learn More
OSLC Mourns the Loss of Founder Jerry Patterson
Dr. Patterson took great joy in mentoring upcoming researchers and he influenced the thinking of countless psychologists and practitioners. In Jerry’s last days, he expressed regret to be leaving before solving the many problems of negative reinforcement, a mechanism that plays a major function within coercion theory.
Register Guard Obituary – Gerald “Jerry” Roy Patterson